Turtle Tart with Caramel Sauce Recipe
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Turtle Tart with Caramel Sauce Recipe

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Between the creamy filling, crispy crust and gooey caramel sauce, there's a lot to love about this tart. Plus, you can make it two to three days in advance. One of my daughters even asks for this instead of cake on her birthday. —Leah Davis, Morrow, Ohio
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 15 min. + chilling
MAKES:12 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 15 min. + chilling
MAKES: 12 servings


  • 2 cups pecan halves, toasted
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 2 cups (12 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1-1/2 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped pecans, toasted
  • 1/2 cup butter, cubed
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream


  1. Preheat oven to 350°. Place pecans and sugar in a food processor; pulse until pecans are finely ground. Add melted butter; pulse until combined. Press onto bottom and up sides of a 9-in. fluted tart pan with removable bottom. Bake 12-15 minutes or until golden brown. Cool completely on a wire rack.
  2. For filling, place chocolate chips in a small bowl. In a small saucepan, bring cream just to a boil. Pour over chocolate; stir with a whisk until smooth. Pour into cooled crust; cool slightly. Refrigerate until slightly set, about 30 minutes.
  3. Sprinkle pecans over filling. Refrigerate, covered, until set, about 3 hours.
  4. For sauce, in a large heavy saucepan, melt butter over medium heat; stir in sugar until dissolved. Bring to a boil; cook 10-12 minutes or until deep golden brown, stirring occasionally. Slowly whisk in cream until blended. Remove from heat; cool slightly. Serve with tart. Yield: 12 servings.
Editor's Note: To toast nuts, bake in a shallow pan in a 350° oven for 5-10 minutes or cook in a skillet over low heat until lightly browned, stirring occasionally.
Originally published as Turtle Tart with Caramel Sauce in Taste of Home Christmas Annual Annual 2016, p176

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